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post #111 of 25888
I just purchased a Matte QNIX from hulustar. I wanted to get in on his "Limited Event 0-2 defect pixels" before it was too late. Fingers crosses on a PP!


I think the chances of getting 120hz is entirely random. Only reason more people are reporting OC's from dream-seller is because most people are probably buying from him since he's the lowest priced QNIX monitor for sale at the moment.


edit: I can add Square Trade after I've made my order, correct? How long of a window do I have to register the monitor to SQ?
Edited by Jinru - 4/24/13 at 1:59pm
post #112 of 25888
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Originally Posted by Spartan F8 View Post

Ok so here it goes.

Then my last chance was using the stock cable and BAM 120hz no problems at all. I was using a 28 gauge cable from monoprice just to let everyone know it is definitely worth trying teh stock cable.

I got 120Hz first try using LCD reduce with my monoprice 24 gauge 10' cable, so spread the word to go with the thicker cable if you want to try 120Hz.

Any clouding at 120Hz?
post #113 of 25888
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Now time to Game

So at first try no games i have would use the darn 120hz and sit at 60hz constantly. I then found the custom driver people used for the catleap 2Bs and manually forced the monitor to use this driver. This solved EVERYTHING with games. Every game uses the screen refresh rate now. I also can tell everyone that nvidia's "smooth" vsync caused issues and you should definitely try just turning vsync on. You also want to make sure in game vsync is turned off as it sometimes will push it back to 60hz. Games at 120hz are exactly what you would expect MEGA smooth and motion blur is almost none existent for me. I tried several benchmarking programs such as 3dmark vantage, crysis physx, etc and i can say the input lag is very good compared to other monitors with scalers. Your really not going to do much better without a 2ms response time with no scaler. I hardest part now is getting 120fps consistently even with 2 GTX570s it takes some horsepower to do.

You and I had the EXACT same overclocking experience, except for the fact I have SLI 670s. I thought it was weird how smooth v-sync caused a problem, I have it set to adaptive now and all is well. If you guys are wondering how to overclock this monitor with SLI, follow these steps!
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post #114 of 25888
Can we get, or can someone PM me, a compiled list of all these tools/drivers/CCC profiles?

It would be much appreciated, I've never OC'd a monitor before.
post #115 of 25888
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Originally Posted by bouchnick View Post

Really? With your fingers?

I tried it and it doesn't seem to affect anything. blushsmiley.gif

Oh, and I was doing it in a pitch black room with a completely black image on the screen. It was a 2 steps forward 1 step back sorta thing for me, so once I got it decent I was afraid to do much more as it was easy to make it look worse. I probably am not going to touch it now, but if it does get screwed up, I'll video me changing it for y'all to see. I also found it interesting that i actually affected how black black was for me. Seemed that swiping from right to left "spread" a blackness while the inverse brightened it. Wish I'd have video'd it.
post #116 of 25888
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Originally Posted by Atomagenesis View Post

Can we get, or can someone PM me, a compiled list of all these tools/drivers/CCC profiles?

It would be much appreciated, I've never OC'd a monitor before.

Original post on this thread has the instructions. All you need is what it lists. The "profiles" it tells you to create are in the CRU program. You will need to create these yourself based on which refresh rate you want. If you run into a problem or question, definitely let us know and we could update our link or add our own instructions instead of linking to others' comments.
post #117 of 25888
I just wanted to let everyone know, I tested out all three of the monitors and I came to a conclusion that all of mine can go above 110 Hz with LCD Reduced.
Here are my results:

Test Monitor #1
Primary Settings:
LCD Standard
120 Hz

Primary Results:
Had some minor scan lines near the center.

Secondary Settings:
LCD Reduced
120 Hz

Secondary Results:
Scan lines completely gone.

I hit 130 Hz, but there's scan lines on my screen and I went back to 125 hz without any problems, however, the screen is still darker than usual. Everything works fine in Left 4 Dead 2.

Test Monitor #2
Primary Settings:
LCD Standard
120 hz

Primary Results:
Lots of scan lines and the screen shakes.


Secondary Settings:
LCD Reduced
115 Hz

Secondary Results:
Runs perfectly fine with no more scan lines or any problems.


Third Settings:
LCD Reduced
120 Hz

Third Results: Scan lines visible



Test Monitor #3

Primary Settings:
LCD Standard
120 Hz

Results: One scan line on the left corner of my screen but that's the only scan line there is. During Left 4 Dead 2, there are some reoccuring scan lines, but they go away after a few seconds and reappear every 20 or so seconds.

Secondary Settings:
LCD Reduced
120 Hz

Secondary Results:
No more scan lines or any problems.

Third Settings:
LCD Reduced
125 Hz

Third Results:
Absolutely no problems.

Fourth Settings:

LCD Reduced
130 Hz

Fourth Results:
Scan lines but the screen does not shake.
Edited by halodude23 - 4/24/13 at 3:43pm
post #118 of 25888
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Originally Posted by halodude23 View Post

I just wanted to let everyone know, I tested out all three of the monitors and I came to a conclusion that all of mine can go above 110 Hz with LCD Reduced.
Here are my results:

What cable(s) did you use? Specifically what were the gauges, lengths, and manufacturer?
post #119 of 25888
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Originally Posted by dascth View Post

What cable(s) did you use? Specifically what were the gauges, lengths, and manufacturer?

It was the MonoPrice 10 FT 28 AWG Cables.
http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10209&cs_id=1020902&p_id=2759&seq=1&format=2
post #120 of 25888
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Originally Posted by halodude23 View Post

It was the MonoPrice 10 FT 28 AWG Cables.
http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10209&cs_id=1020902&p_id=2759&seq=1&format=2

Interesting, so my monoprice 10FT 24 AWG cables work at 120Hz, so do your 28 AWG ones (mostly, did you try swapping your cables on the one that didn't do as well?), but one person mentioned theirs failed with the monoprice 28 AWG cable. I was hoping it was as simple as using the 24 AWG cable, looks like it might be just dependent on the monitor.

I wonder if its the actual chips on the board that are crapping out at higher refresh rates for some (lower binned parts?) or if it's wire/shielding or soldering joints. You might be able to "fix" one if it's the later.
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